Public Education & Business Coalition Wins $2.9 Million Teacher Preparation Grant

Grant to Help Train STEM Teachers in Rural Colorado

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC), which runs the Colorado Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, in partnership with Adams State University has won a five-year grant totaling $2,906,833 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Quality Partnership Grant p...

Bennet Welcomes FDA Revision of Spent Grains and Food Safety Regulations

Announcement follows Bennet letters conveying concerns of Colorado brewers and producers

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed revised regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding spent brewers grains, water quality, and soil amendments. Bennet requested revisions to the regulations after hearing concerns from Colorado producers and brewers. He wrote Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the ...

Senate Passes Bennet-Portman Measure to Strengthen DHS Cybersecurity Workforce

Uniform Classifications will Help Department Identify and Address Personal Shortages

As the risk of cyber threats continues to increase, the Senate last night took a step to bolster the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) cybersecurity workforce by passing a bipartisan provision written by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Bennet-Portman provision creates a uniform classification system that will help agencies within DHS identify and address cybersecurity personnel shortages.
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on today’s passage of a continuing resolution with language authorizing the President’s request to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels currently fighting against ISIL: “ISIL poses a threat to the security and stability of our allies and partn...

Bennet Applauds Committee Passage of Bill to Child-Proof Liquid Nicotine Bottles

Bennet Cosponsored Bill Following Reports of Children Being Poisoned

In the wake of recent reports showing a surge in the number of children being poisoned by liquid nicotine, a Senate committee voted today to require manufacturers to put child-proof caps on the small bottles available for purchase in stores across the country. The bill, cosponsored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, was intro...

In Absence of Energy Tax Reform, Bennet Pushes for Wind PTC Extension

Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Reforming Energy Tax Code

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today questioned witnesses at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on reforming the energy tax code about how tax policy can support the country’s diverse energy industry. In the absence of comprehensive energy tax reform, Bennet urged Congress to move quickly to pass a bipartisan tax extend...